All Kinds of News for February 06, 2019
Solstice West RTC, a leading residential treatment center for young women ages 14-18 located in Layton, Utah, is celebrating an impressive milestone of having over 100 years of combined clinical experience.
At Solstice West RTC, the clinical team is highly experienced working as a team, since many of the therapists have been members of the Solstice team for 5-9 years. Additionally, many individual therapists have been working in therapy for 20+ years. The clinical team has multiple therapists who specialize in trauma, that are certified in EMDR, and several are also equine specialists working with trauma. The other clinical team therapists are very experienced in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, with several that are experts at teaching DBT, which is part of the Solstice West clinical cognitive approach.
One thing that is unique to the clinical team at Solstice West RTC is the low caseload that the therapists have, with only 6 students on each therapist's case load. This allows the therapists to build great relationships with students. They are able to eat lunch with them, go camping, and really spend 1 on 1 quality time with students, making the clinical team at Solstice one of the highest quality.
As Keoni Anderson, Executive Director and Cofounder, comments, “Our treatment teams bring so much experience collectively. All the therapists bounce off of each other so that it is just not one therapist working all alone with a student. Our treatment teams have the opportunity to bounce ideas off of the entire team of experts who have been doing this type of work for years, which is why we are able to help so many different kinds of clinical diagnoses. We can help so many different types of students because our clinical team is extremely strong."
Every week at Solstice West RTC, there are treatment team meetings where therapists, nursing, residential, adventure, academic and milieu staff all come together, collaborate, and give feedback on the therapeutic interventions with each student. They discuss how well a student is doing, where they are struggling, or where they might need to be rewarded. This helps everyone check in and make sure the team is all on the same page, and also allows each to share ideas.
In addition, Solstice West RTC have leadership meetings every week where all of the heads of each department go over the needs of their departments and overall needs of Solstice West. All staff problem solve areas that are problematic, and work together to make sure things run smoothly.
Keoni Anderson goes onto state, "My favorite part about working at Solstice is how passionate our staff is about what they do. You can tell that they all love their jobs, it is a very happy crew, and they are always coming up with new creative ideas. Our staff is very caring about their students. They all love to have fun, laugh, and joke around. We have a very cohesive, tight-knit group that all really like working together which is unique to Solstice West. Our staff is very experienced at what they do.”
To learn more about the clinical team at Solstice West RTC, please visit https://solsticertc.com/clinical-team/.
About Solstice RTC
Solstice RTC is a residential treatment center for teen girls that has helped hundreds of struggling teens on their journey to solving issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Solstice RTC, located in Layton, Utah, offers a specialized, clinically intensive program based on the specific needs of young women. At Solstice RTC, young women discover their full potential. For additional information on Solstice RTC, please visit http://solsticertc.com or call 801-444-0794.